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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Watching wounded

Defensive end Erasmus James, who is coming off two knee surgeries, will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, coach Brad Childress said today.

Also, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and wide receiver Billy McMullen were placed on the non-football injury list because of muscle strains to what Childress called their "lower extremities."

Childress said both those players are day to day and that Artis Hicks will take McKinnie's place at left tackle during his absence.

Anthony Herrera will replace Hicks at right guard and Childress has indicated that the two would compete for the starting spot.

Childress said there is no timetable for James' return but that he reported to camp in good shape and was able to pass his conditioning test.

Ray Edwards will practice as the No. 1 right defensive end in James' place.

Childress said safeties Mike Doss and Tank Williams are good to go for the start of practice Friday morning.


Blogger Andrew E. said...

I'm a bit concerned if Hicks is our back-up at LT. Maybe BC is evaluating Hicks as the swing back-up G/T, but I would prefer that we have someone with experience (the loser of the Cook/Johnson battle) playing tackle in the event McKinnie gets hurt.

5:11 PM  
Blogger shalomhotep said...

hicks played tackle before when he was in philly.......if we can get a better player at guard then i am all for not sure that cook is athletic enough to play on the left side and johnson has to play up to his athletic it stands, hicks is probably our best option for will help sort things out

8:50 PM  

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